In October 2016, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Vizio for allegedly marketing its televisions as “energy efficient” and “Energy Star” certified when, in reality, software automatically disables energy-saving features whenever picture settings are changed, which is not adequately disclosed to consumers, causing them to incur additional charges on their electricity bills. (Unice et al v. Vizio, Inc.
, Case No. 16-cv-1568, W. D. PA.)
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